(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. variation, diversity, difference; assortment; kind, class; brand; multifariousness; vaudeville. See mixture, drama.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Quality or state of being diverse]
Syn. diversity, change, diversification, difference, variance, medley, mixture, mélange, potpourri, miscellany, disparateness, divergency, variation, incongruity, fluctuation, shift, change, modification, departure, heterogeneity, many-sidedness, unlikeness.
2. [Sort]
Syn. kind, class, division, species, genus, race, tribe, family, assortment, type, stripe, nature, kidney, ilk, character, description, rank, grade, category, classification, quality.
Ant. equality*, equalness, similarity.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. variation diversity, change, difference, heterogeneity.
2. assortment miscellany, *mixed bag, potpourri, mixture, hodgepodge, collection, melange.
3. type sort, kind, class, make, category, species, genus.
ANT.: 1. sameness, homogeneity
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality of being made of many different elements, forms, kinds, or individuals: diverseness, diversification, diversity, heterogeneity, heterogeneousness, miscellaneousness, multifariousness, multiformity, multiplicity, variegation, vanousness. Biology: polymorphism. See SAME. 2. A collection of various things: assortment, conglomeration, gallimaufry, hodgepodge, jumble, medley, melange, miscellany, mishmash, mixed bag, mixture, olio, patchwork, potpourri, salmagundi. Slang: grab bag. See COLLECT. 3. A class that is defined by the common attribute or attributes possessed by all its members: breed, cast, description, feather, ilk, kind2, lot, manner, mold, nature, order, sort, species, stamp, stripe, type. Informal: persuasion. See GROUP. 4. One that is slightly different from others of the same kind or designation: variant, variation, version. See SAME.

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